Creating the Perfect Running Playlist

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Just as the weather is starting to get nice again, we seek to arm you with the best tunes available to help motivate you, as a runner, to never quit, always push forward, and make yourself a lighter, better, fitter athlete.

We know all music is subjective. But many of the best running resources out there - Daily Burn, Shape, Billboard Music, and FitFluential – have weighed in on the best that the biz has to offer, and now we are sharing this insight with you.

The RockMyRun App

This app is a must for runners. With approximately 50 well-curated running playlists, it can adapt to your running speed and choose the perfect song with its built-in accelerometer. And, since it streams continuously, there is never any worry about loss of momentum.

“Going the Distance,” Amazon Prime Music

Amazon’s not just a marketplace anymore. Today, it’s your personal trainer! Uniquely created for marathon runners, this app gives you amazing, modern-day, adrenaline-pumping tunes such as Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” by Daft Punk, “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson, and of course, battle cries like “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.

Cue, Spotify:

Did you think Spotify would be left out of the mix? Think again! They imported the favorites of more than 1500 runners in the U.S. and the U.K., tallied up 10 songs that were the most streamed in the world for 2015. The results? Their playlist helped runners cover more than 34.5 million miles of ground.

Now, if you are looking for some of the best songs to complete your existing list, here are some of the best, honorable mentions to make those miles just melt away:

  • "Run the World (Girls)," Beyoncé 
  • "7/11," Beyoncé
  • "Feel So Close," Calvin Harris
  • “Uptown Funk,” Bruno Mars
  • “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa
  • “Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
  • “Shut Up and Dance,” Walk the Moon
  • “Watch Me Whip,” Silento